Ozil, Podolski and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal reach FA Cup final
Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal reach the FA Cup final at the expense of Reading
Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Arsenal booked their place in the final of the FA Cup thanks to a 2-1 win over Reading at Wembley after extra-time.
Sanchez gave the Gunners the lead in the 39th minute in north London when he fired home from close range.
However, Reading battled hard after the break and equalised when Garath McCleary’s volley crept past Wojciech Szczesny and over the line nine minutes after half-time.
Sanchez then scored the winner in the second half of extra-time after Adam Federici’s error led to the ball crossing the line.
Saturday’s big FA Cup clash inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are some of our favourite updates.
Team GB hero and Arsenal fan Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) is a happy man: “Good day in the office today..!! Great win for us @Arsenal…! And session went well…..!!! #FACup #onemomile”
Mesut Ozil (@MesutOzil1088) praises the Gunners’ display and offers his condolences to Reading: “Weee did it!! Wembley, see you again in May! I’ve to pay my respect to Reading today: keep your heads up! #YaGunnersYa #HardFight #FACup”
Lukas Podolski (@Podolski10) – on loan from Arsenal at Inter Milan – is thrilled to see his team-mates reach the final again: “Congrats to the #Gunners wembley again !! Well done… #FACup #Wembley #Poldi #RedArmy #Sanchez”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) chimes in after the final whistle to reassure his followers that he is OK: “BOOM! #afc (apologies to all those who hoped my silence during the game indicated premature death)”
And Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) offers some words of comfort to the Reading goalkeeper: “Having had a couple of bad experiences in FA Cup Semis my thoughts are with Adam Federici right now. Hope he gets over it quicker than I did”